behind the bar

we wanted to give you a sneak peek to a guest post that will be up in april on behind the bar, a design sponge monthly cocktail feature. we were lucky enough to share our gin & ginger a while back, and were thrilled to be asked to do another. we're really on a whiskey kick right now, and created a drink that we hope everyone can enjoy...we'll share the link to the recipe for our blackberry smash as soon as it's up! in the meantime, these simple cocktail nuts are perfect to go with almost any cocktail - cheers.

spicy maple almonds
makes 2 cups

2 cup dry roasted unsalted almonds
2 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground chipolte chili

toss all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. spread on a sheet pan and place in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 12 minutes. let cool completely and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

ooh! now that is an intriguing combination! and all of those things i like...

Dana said...

what a gorgeous colored cocktail!

Sally - My Custard Pie said...

Looking foward to hearing the exact ingredients for this gorgeous the meantime sweet, spicy nuts will definitely keep me going.

Paula said...

what an awesome blog! I absolutely love it and can`t wait to see more posts in the future! :)

have a great time,

tara said...

love the idea of maple with chipotle, and blackberries are one of my faves ... can't wait to see the recipe!

(psst. issue #9 of UPPERCASE is at the printers! can't wait to see it.)